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British Columbia: Haida Gwaii by Yacht

13 days from £6,505pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Places visited:

  • Canada

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the fascinating culture of Haida Gwaii.

  • See wildlife in its spectacular natural setting.

  • Explore the hidden coves and landscapes of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

  • Enjoy the company of fellow passengers on board a 68' ketch.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Vancouver
  • Sandspit
  • Vancouver

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Vancouver

International outbound flight , Vancouver

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver make your way to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free to relax after your flight.

Day 2 Vancouver

Vancouver

Spend the day exploring the delightful water-front city of Vancouver. You may wish to watch the seaplanes taking off as you enjoy a cup of coffee, bicycle around Stanley Park, or visit historic Gastown or vibrant Chinatown. Of course in addition there are fabulous restaurants, superb shopping and many ways to explore this dynamic and beautiful city.

Day 3 Sandspit

Vancouver , Sandspit

Fly from Vancouver Airport to Sandspit in Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for the night. The afternoon is free to explore this little town.

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Day 4 Sandspit

Sandspit

After breakfast you will meet your fellow passengers as you are transferred to Skidegate for a tour of the Haida Heritage Centre which provides a fascinating insight into Haida culture. Then, after a traditional Haida lunch, you will be transferred to Island Roamer. After embarking the yacht will depart and shortly afterwards dinner will be served.

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Day 5 Sandspit

Sandspit

Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is one of the richest biological and cultural areas in North America. This remote archipelago provides unparalleled wilderness cruising and exploring. Aboard Island Roamer you will see ancient native Haida villages, an incredible abundance of wildlife, and outstanding scenery. You will primarily voyage to the eastern and southern shores of Moresby Island and along the islands and inlets of Gwaii Haanas National Park.

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Day 6 Sandspit

Sandspit

During your stay on Island Roamer, her naturalist and crew will point out wildlife, and help passengers identify different species. They will also lead some fascinating talks on the history, flora and fauna of this wonderful area. Each day you will go ashore to visit old Haida villages, walk through old-growth rainforests and explore the low-tide shoreline. There will be excellent opportunities to see humpback whales, orcas, Queen Charlotte Islands black bears, and numerous species of birds including bald eagles, puffins and peregrine falcons.

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Day 7 Sandspit

Sandspit

Specific planned highlights of your cruise include Tanu, Burnaby Narrows, Rose Harbour, the United Nations' World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay, Ikeda Cove, Hot Springs Island and Windswept Skedans (K'uuna). Depending on time, the crew will show you many other fascinating highlights of the islands.

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Day 8 Sandspit

Sandspit

Enjoy another full day exploring Haida Gwaii.

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Day 9 Sandspit

Sandspit

Enjoy another full day exploring Haida Gwaii.

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Day 10 Sandspit

Sandspit

Enjoy another full day exploring Haida Gwaii.

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Day 11 Vancouver

Sandspit , Vancouver

Today, after breakfast, it is time to disembark Island Roamer and say farewell to the crew. You will be transported back to Sandspit Airport in time to board your return flight to Vancouver. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore the city.

Day 12 International return flight

Vancouver , International return flight

The morning is free to relax, or go shopping or sightseeing. Later on make your way to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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